In a recent New York Times article Your Kids Aren’t Too Old for Picture Books, and Neither Are You, NYT book reviewer Pamela Paul extolls the benefits of picture books for all ages. This wonderful piece articulates the core benefits of an underrated genre with particular respect for the visual literacy benefits:
“With remarkable economy, they [picture books] excel at the twin arts of visual and textual storytelling. Anyone who has ever read a picture book to a child has witnessed this magic firsthand. You’ll be reading along aloud and the child will laugh, not at anything you’ve read but at something she has read in the pictures.”
Read the full article on the NYT website and don’t miss the wonderful selection of letters to the editor in The World in Children’s Books, a special selection of responses to Paul’s piece.